Well, after nearly five years of drooling over this watch, I was successful in locating a pre-loved one in 95 percent condition. I am impressed! It has the smoothest operating bezel (60-clicks) that I have ever encountered.
It has a nice curved sapphire crystal and signed screw-down crown.
Decent lume, too.
Powered by an Eta 2824-2 automatic movement, this is the most decorated rotor I have owned to date. Notice that the exhibition case back is secured not by one large threaded case back, but by individual screws. Interesting.
The combination brushed and polished stainless steel bracelet is smooth and drapes comfortably on the wrist, just like my Tissot XXL Chronograph did. It's also got a nice safety clasp system with a combination of the stamped Tissot logo and 1000 (for feet, not meters water resistant ;)). The Seastar logo is laser etched. BTW, there also is a diver's extension on the bracelet, which I consider a necessity for a watch to really be considered a true diver's watch.
Feels real good on the wrist. I know this 44mm beauty is a keeper and that it will have a long honeymoon period with me.
Thanks for looking!:thanks